Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Old Westport region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Old Westport region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 5% of the available space in the Old Westport are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,590 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1940 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Old Westport occupants. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.